Fun, inspiration and education is what Kiddy Cook is all about. No surprise then that their favourite recipe is this apple & blackberry roly poly - a dish that is as fun to say as it easy to cook and delicious to eat.

Preparation time: 35 minutes. Cooking time: 40 minutes to 1 hour. 

Ingredients (serves 6)

150ml/5fl oz. semi-skimmed milk
Good pinch salt
utter, for greasing
200g/7oz self-raising flour
100g/31⁄2oz shredded suet
1 tbsp caster sugar 


  1. Prepare both sauces separately following the methods below. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Butter a large sheet of greaseproof paper. 
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, suet, sugar and salt . Then stir in the milk to form a soft dough.
  4. Gently knead for a few minutes on a floured surface then roll into a large rectangle. Transfer to the greaseproof paper.
  5. Divide the apple sauce and blackberry sauce onto the dough, leaving a gap around the edges. Gently roll the dough up from the short end. Wrap the roly poly in the greaseproof paper, making a long pleat in the parchment to allow the pudding to expand as it cooks. Twist the ends of the parchment like a Christmas cracker to seal the pudding inside. Repeat the process with a large piece of foil.
  6. Place the pudding onto a roasting rack/ tin, add boiling water until half full. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Remove from the oven, unwrap the foil and the paper. The pudding should be well risen and lightly browned in places.

Blackberry Sauce


250g fresh blackberries, washed 

100ml water

2 tbsp sugar 

1⁄2 tsp fresh lemon juice


  1. In pan, cook the blackberries, water, sugar, and lemon juice on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Transfer the berry mixture to a blender and puree the fruit for 30 seconds.
  3. The sauce should be fluid. If it is too thick add some more water.

Apple Sauce


300g apples 

25g sugar

1/2 tbsp water


  1. Peel, core & dice the apples. Put in a pan with the sugar and water.
  2. Cook on the hob over a medium heat. Bring to the boil, then leave to cook for 5 mins on a medium heat until fluffy.

With thanks to @KiddyCook for the recipe. Photo by Annabelle Langbein